Sunday, January 31, 2010

Passing of Tuan Haji Ahmad Bazari, DTM

Dear District 51 Toastmasters,

It is with deep sadness to inform you that Past Division N Governor 2000-2001 Tuan Haji Ahmad Bazari, DTM passed away yesterday. He was Division N Governor during Past District Governor Christopher Teo's term as District Governor.

Tuan Hj Ahmad Bazari was a successful lawyer, father and grandfather. He has contributed a lot to District 51 and had touched those members whom he knew. There was never a dull moment when he was around with his positive outlook, cheerful dispostion and witty jokes.

His funeral is in Jalan Mengkuang, Mak Mandin area, Butterworth today after Azar prayers at 4.30 pm.

Attached is a photograph of him taken together with Past Division Governor Margaret Chan, DTM 1999-2000 (sitting 2nd from the left) and Butterworth Toastmasters.
Tuan Haji Ahmad Bazari was standing 3rd from the left and his wife is Bashira (Past President of Butterworth Toastmasters (sitting 5th from the left).
We have lost a great leader, a good communicator and a beloved friend. There are so many good words about him - I am forwarding to share with you.

District 51 would like to offer our deepest condolences to Puan Bashira and Tuan Hj Ahmad Bazari's family, Butterworth Toastmasters, Division N members.

To our dear Tuan Hj Ahmad Bazari, rest well. You have done well.

Rosalind Chan, DTM
District 51 Public Relations Officer 2009-2010

Ritchie's footnote - Our deepest condolences to His family. He was described as a great man by D51 Governor 2006/2007 Sivanganam whom also shared that he had sponsored & revived Kulim TMC, served as D51 convention chair, speech contests winner and a passionate Toastmaster.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

TI Website down for maintenance Jan 21st 2010

Toastmasters International is constantly making an effort to improve their web site, therefore they will be performing maintenance and testing on
Thursday, January 21, 2010 from 10:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time).
Malaysia Time (GMT +8 Jan 22nd 2.00pm-2.30pm)
During that time, users will not be able to access the Toastmasters International Web site.

Please be informed!

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Semifinal Toastmasters International Speech contest 2010 convention

The following is the official list of semifinal speech contest assignments for the 2010 International Convention in Palm Desert, California.
Districts have been assigned to the contests randomly.

Semifinal Speech Contest Assignments
Contest 1
: 76, 37, 67, 61, 15, 52, 18, 6, 26
Contest 2: 35, 24, 45, 79, 58, 78, 84, 28, 31
Contest 3: 47, 30, 42, 36, 11, 57, 25, 32, 55
Contest 4: 71, 59, 75, 2, 73, 3, 81, 51, 16 
District 71 -Britain & Ireland, District 59 - Continental Europe
District 75 - Philippines       , District 2   - Western Washington
District 73 - Western & Southern Australia,Victoria & Tasmania
District 3   -  Arizona, USA , District 81 - Caribbean
District 16 - Oklahoma, USA 
Contest 5: 83, 60, 9, 82, 5, 85, 54, 77, 39
Contest 6: 63, 13, 43, 7, 69, 27, 21, 53, 66
Contest 7: 19, 62, 86, 70, 8, 72, 50, 49, 64
Contest 8: 12, 65, 4, 10, 33, 68, 23, 74, 80
Contest 9: 46, 14, 34, F, 56, 40, 38, 1, 22

The semifinal speech contests will be held on the Thursday evening of the Convention.
The winners will move on to participate in the International Speech Contest Final on Saturday- The WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP of PUBLIC SPEAKING  finals 2010. 

In addition, beginning with the 2009-2010 contest year, contestants no longer are required to present entirely new speeches until the final round. The speech given in the speech contest final may not have been given in any other International contest since January 1 of the contest year.
They are posted on the TI web site at  

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Toastmasters International 2010-2011 officer candidates

2010-2011 Officer Candidates

Introduction to Toastmasters International's 2010-2011 officer candidates as released by TI WHQ on their website :

For International President: Pat Johnson, DTM

For International President - Elect: Michael Notaro, DTM

For First Vice President: John Lau, DTM

For Second Vice President: Lee Holliday, DTM
For Second Vice President: John Rich, DTM
For Second Vice President: Tevis Thompson, DTM
For Second Vice President: Bash Turay, DTM
For Second Vice President:Ralph Wallace, DTM
For Second Vice President:George Yen, DTM

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Another new club for 2010 - D51!

Latest Breaking news ~
Congratulations to Division C - Area C 7
for successful chartering of
MASkargo Toastmasters Club
Club # 1428389 Chartered on 04th January 2010

Area Governor C7 Ahmad Fakhri Hamzah & Division C Governor Barry Ong

MENTOR Ahmad Fakhri Hamzah, ACS
SPONSOR Gerald Quinten, DTM & Ritchie Chong, DTM

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Club on January 01st 2010

Congratulations to Division C - Area C 3
for successful chartering of
Club # 1426279 Chartered on 01/01/2010
Qinetics Toastmasters Club Kuala Lumpur
Area Governor C3 Allan Gan  & Division C Governor Barry Ong

MENTOR SKL Walia, DTM & Robert Ram, ACS, CL   
SPONSOR Shel Ling Chew, ACS, CL  & Allan Gan, ACB, CL

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

World Headquarters reactivated online educational submission

Toastmasters world headquarters has re-activated its online submission to process educational award submissions, supply orders as well as new member kit and registrations after a successful physical inventory process since mid December 2009. To submit your club educational achievers as well as new member etc , please click on this link below:

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

District Website ~ New & Updated

Greetings! District 51 website is now up and running again!
It's a whole new look, by our webmasters and DPRO team!
 Have a wonderful new year once again to all!
6 more months into the end of our term.
Let's incorporate achieving your club goals to be among your new year resolutions!

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